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Help Hawai‘i Volcanoes Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with National Day of Service

January 18, 2013
saving the rainforest

Hawaii Volcanoes volunteers Paul and Jane field. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and all national parks are free on the federal holiday! If you’re planning to be at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, why not join park volunteers Paul and Jane Field, and help remove invasive ginger along historic Halema‘uma‘u Trail? Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, hat, hiking shoes, and gloves and bring loppers (if you have them), raingear, water and snacks. Your help makes a huge difference in the efforts to save native forest. Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 9 a.m. on Monday, finished at noon. Call 808-985-6019 for details, walk-ins are welcome.

Did You Know? Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is also National Day of Service? This milestone is a perfect opportunity for people to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

As Dr. King once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ‘”

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